According to initial plans, construction of temporary houses for victims of the flood caused by the collapse of a dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower plant was to be completed in last November but construction is still ongoing.
Chinese-funded projects in Laos could hasten the eradication of the elephant population.
Environment-friendly coal- and gas-fueled and renewable power plants would make up the mix.
Promoting the rapid and sustainable development of ethnic minority groups and mountainous areas is the consistent policy of the Party.
Residents, civil society groups and a local political party have submitted their objections to proposals by four companies for the development of three islands and a huge stretch of beach in Dawei,
As a new year dawns, the waters of the Mekong River remain turbulent with uncertainty. While many take holidays and prepare for the new year, the people of the Mekong face an unknown future.
Some researchers say they found dumped chemical packaging from mining operations in the area, which caused nearby land to dry up and affected the environment.